The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has said that he won’t be able speak about his legacy as the board president now. Ganguly took the responsibility in October 2019. Since then, the board has managed to stage the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy an the Vijay Hazare Trophy twice in the midst of COVID19 pandemic.
However, the board could not stage the Ranji Trophy last year for the first time since its inception in 1934. This year, the board is planning to organise the red-ball tournament in two phases on either side of the IPL 2022. The first phase will be played from February 10 till March 15. The next phase will be played from May 30 to June 26.
Meanwhile, Ganguly has said that it’s up to the public to judge his legacy. He also spoke about the challenges the board has faced in the last two years due to the COVID19 pandemic.
“What’s my legacy? Well, I won’t be able to tell it now. Let’s see what happens. It is up to you all to judge my legacy, it is what it is. But it has been under tough circumstances due to Covid-19 over the last two years. The pandemic has wreaked havoc all over the world and we are fortunate that we could still manage to get a majority of cricket done,” Ganguly told Sportstar.
We have put everything in place: Sourav Ganguly
Th former India skipper everything in the Indian cricket is in its place citing the examples of U19 cricket and the National Cricket Academy.
“We have put everything in place,” Ganguly said. “(VVS) Laxman and Rahul (Dravid) work together. There are coaches who work alongside them. The U-19 coaches, too, work with the NCA and some of them are currently with the team in the World Cup. The new NCA facility is being built, the construction will start probably this month. It will take 18 months to finish. Everything has been put in place.”